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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Malva||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Malva nicaeensis All.
Habit: Annual, biennial. Stem: generally decumbent or ascending, 2--6 dm, sparsely stellate hairy. Leaf: stipules 4--6 mm, 3--5 mm wide; blade 3--12 cm wide, +- round to reniform, crenate, wavy, lobes 5--7, shallow, +- acute. Inflorescence: flowers 1--4 in leaf axils; flowering stalks +- = calyx; bractlets 4--5 mm, 1--2.5 mm wide, generally fused to calyx in lower 1/2, upper free, widely lanceolate to ovate. Flower: calyx 4--6 mm, larger in fruit, +- enclosing fruit, veiny; petals 5--12 mm, +- pink to blue-violet, blue when dry, veins generally dark; filament tube hairy. Fruit: segments 7--10, glabrous to puberulent, strongly net-veined-pitted on back, outer edges sharp. Chromosomes: 2n=42.
Ecology: Disturbed places; Elevation: < 1200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP; Distribution Outside California: native to Europe, Asia Minor, Mediterranean; naturalized elsewhere, especially Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Malva neglecta
Next taxon: Malva parviflora
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2016. Malva nicaeensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32602, accessed on May 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 30, 2016.